2019 Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red California

$37.95
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This bold and jammy blend opens with a gravity that pulls you right in. Aromatics of blueberry, black fig, macerated strawberry and a hint of must lead into an explosive, full-bodied palate with ripe black fruit, warm plum and blueberry compote. The velvety texture and long finish make this one to savor.

It's long been official – Dave Phinney of Orin Swift is a phenomenon. Whether it's the throngs of people we see jammed in his Saint Helena tasting room all summer long, or the constant stream of great press about his projects – not just in Napa, but around the world – this guy is on a serious roll. The fire that he sparked with The Prisoner shows no sign of abating. Phinney's genius was simply to perfect and popularize something that already had deep roots in California wine: the "mixed blacks" wine of yore—sweet-fruited, dark as night, served in a whiskey tumbler. His wines are unapologetically ripe, hedonistic, and just plain delicious. Simple as that.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Dave Phinney
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
8 months
Oak Treatment:
French and American Oak, 32% new
Appellation:
California
Total Varietal Composition %:
Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah
Alcohol %:
16.1%
SKU #:
1045465
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA91

Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Proprietary Red Abstract leaps from the glass with a pretty perfume of chocolate-covered cherries, stewed plums and kirsch with hints of Chinese five spice, menthol and Ceylon tea plus a waft of wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely purity with juicy black and red berry flavors and a soft texture, finishing with a minty lift.